Headlines from China: Differences Between iQiyi and Netflix, According to iQiyi Report

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As iQiyi just released the company’s 2018 financial report, we take a look at the differences between iQiyi and Netflix based on this report. Read More

Bytedance Sues iQiyi for Streaming Boy Band Episode of An Original Show

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Beijing’s Haidian Court announced that it’s accepted a suit by content purveyor Bytedance against Baidu’s video platform iQiyi for allegedly streaming an episode of an original show. Read More

Headlines from China: Vincent Cassel Plays Li Na’s Coach in Peter Chan’s Upcoming Movie

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French actor Vincent Cassel revealed that he recently went to China to shoot Peter Chan's film about tennis player Li Na. Read More

Headlines from China: China’s Netflix Brings Streaming Services to Hotels in Thailand

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The new service targeting Chinese travelers is made possible through iQiyi's partnership with Thai telecommunications operator AIS and China Unicom Global Limited. Read More

Headlines from China: China Saw Record Low January Box Office Since 2015

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China box office totaled 3.37 billion yuan ($500 million) in January, down 32.1% compared to the same period last year. This is the lowest January box office figure since 2015. Read More

The Search for China’s Next Big Boy Band is Emphasizing “Social Responsibility” Over Sexiness

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As the authorities get increasingly nervous about the rise of the “Fan Economy” and the influence of the stars at its center, show creators are having to come up with new ways for light entertainment to meet the heavier demands of the widely-touted “New Era”. Read More

Idol Hands: How China’s Super Fan Groups Make and Break Stars Via the Multi-Million Dollar “Fan Economy”

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What really is the so-called “Fan Economy” and why is understanding how it works so crucial to the world of contemporary Chinese celebrity? Read More

Short-Video Censorship Policy Updates: Walking on Eggshells

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On January 9th, the China Netcasting Services Association issued “Detailed Censorship Standards for Short-Video Content Featured on the Internet” through its official website. Read More

Headlines from China: Six Technology Trends Every Film Professional Should Know 

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While market trends are important for film professionals to be aware of, here are six equally important technology trends. Read More

Headlines from China: Will Milk Tea Save the Film Exhibition Business in China?

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Will milk tea, the most popular beverage in China, help Chinese cinemas increase revenue? Read More